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Market Feed Blog

August, 2018


Organics: From Markets to Management

Posted by Dani Kusner on August 31, 2018

On Aug 21, 2018, The Andersons Food Ingredients and Specialty Grains team held the first Organic Market Update meeting in Blissfield, Michigan to share about organic and non-GMO market conditions, as well as provide an opportunity for relationship-building between current and new organic and transitioning growers from Michigan and [...]

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Update from the Field: Count On Corn

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on August 28, 2018

Several times this past week, I have been asked two big questions: “How is the corn crop progressing?” and “What is your best guess at yield for the 2018 corn crop?”  Scouting the corn field at 55 MPH will not tell you much. [...]

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Update from the Field: A Tale of Two Seasons

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on August 20, 2018

This corn growing season has manifested into two noticeable extremes, an early planting and a late planting.  The two plantings this year were driven by weather and a horrifically-wet spring. The early corn was put in the ground around the last week in April, [...]

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Update from the Field: Perplexing Pollination Problems

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on August 13, 2018

Over the last few weeks, the Cornbelt has seen above-normal temperatures and, in some areas, below-normal precipitation.  Experiencing prolonged heat and moisture stress is not a good combination for the corn plant, especially during pollination and grain fill.  

Peak pollen shed [...]

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Update from the Field: Nematodes, the Other Insect

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on August 8, 2018

If I had to pick one insect that has the greatest influence on soybean production worldwide year in and year out, I would pick the soybean cyst nematode.  These microscopic insects live in the soil and attach to the soybean root, literally sucking the life [...]

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Agronomy Update August 2019

Posted by Dave Dyson, Agronomist on August 8, 2018

MANAGEMENT By Dave Dyson, Agronomist

The wet spring this year has provided a change of pace for growers. With many fields sitting empty, growers are taking advantage of completing fall fieldwork now. When considering your fieldwork tasks, it is important to think about fertilizer applications, particularly for [...]

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Agronomy Update August 2018

Posted on August 2, 2018

MANAGEMENT By Agronomists, Dave Dyson, Dani Kusner & Jessica Stacy

For the past few weeks, reports have increased for different kinds of beetles attacking both corn and soybeans.  The first pest is the Japanese beetle, which is normal for this time of year.   [...]

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